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Some stories require a little more – a little more discussion, more context, more depth and breadth. That’s the idea behind “Behind the Blue” – a weekly podcast created by UK Public Relations and Marketing. It is designed to explore through probing interviews the in-depth the stories that make UK the university for Kentucky and that have impact across the institution, the Commonwealth and, in some cases, the world.
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Oct 5, 2016

This week, alumni, students, and family members will gather on campus for UK’s celebration of Homecoming along with Family Weekend. Each year, the University celebrates those who have gone before, along with showcasing how current students are experiencing UK and the Lexington area. 

If you were to be on campus this weekend, and asked pretty much anyone about Don Witt, you’ll likely get an answer of familiarity. Witt, the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management, is often the first point-of-contact for incoming students and their families. In addition to signing their letter of acceptance, Witt also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Admission and as the University’s Registrar, so he bookends that act with another signature…the one on their diploma upon graduation.

On this week's Behind the Blue, we sit down with Don for a brief conversation on making the connection with students, the challenges of navigating a college career, how students can best prepare for the college experience, and more…

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